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I thought it would make sense to flesh out the previous “Map/Reduce in CEP Land” post, so I did. We’re going to show a Java Twitter client publishing tweets to a RabbitMQ bus where they’ll be tokenized and emitted (map) for reduction (in a CEP engine).  We’...
Cordys today announced that independent research company Forrester reports that Cordys has a leading position among the emerging vendors providing cloud orchestration. The Cordys Business Operations Platform enables organisations to continuously improve their business operations and in...
The cloud crashes make major new stories. We've got two things occurring right now. We've got a massive move into the cloud. That was my first prediction. We have the cloud providers trying to scale up, and perhaps they’ve never scaled up to the levels that they are going to be expecte...
The big news in IT this year has to be Cloud Computing. Like the result of a Gremlin fed after midnight, Cloud Computing turned into the Stripe of the IT world. As pundits and vendors raced to gain mindshare as a means of priming the economy-dulled sales pipeline, IT buyers were caught...
The bottom line: An overwhelming majority of businesses still feel they have a ways to go before they are equipped to respond to market or customer changes quickly enough to compete well in a global marketplace.
Flexible Charging Solution Deployed to Ensure Scalability as Data Use Grows ITU, Geneva / ISTANBUL, Turkey – Oct. 5, 2009 – Cisco and Openet today announced that Turkcell, Turkey’s leading communications and technology company, has deployed a combined solution to pro...
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So this week we see the 5th Event Processing Technical Socisty Symposium in Trento, Italy. Trento is a pretty, ancient and university town nestling in the “foothills” of the Dolomites, and is a nice location for EPTS to meet, except that many EPTS members have not made the ...
A customer was asking about methodologies around business rules, which was also the topic of a recent LinkedIn discussion started by Paul Harmon of BPTrends (who is apparently extending his BPM methodology to rules). Some general thoughts on methodologies below: What am I trying to ach...
TIBCO’s graduate program in EMEA is recruiting for November. Based in UK and Germany. Some notes below … Do you want to kick-start your career by working with a truly high-calibre, innovative software team? The TIBCO Quantum Leap Group can offer you the unique chance ...
Rules - both business rules definitions (including business decisions) and rule-based programming - are very relevant to event processing (both for complex event detection and the subsequence decision and reaction - all parts of the “processing” aspect).  Over the coming we...
The EPTS Languages Working Group did a nice presentation on their work at the DEBS09 conference earlier this year, and it will be interesting to see how things have progressed at EPTS5 in a few weeks. Meanwhile, here is an attempt at classifying the original models and languages define...
This might sound like a classical musical announcement, but in fact is an indicator of one of the more successful aspects of the CEP community - the Event Processing Technical Society - meeting for the 5th time (and first time in Europe I believe) later this month. The collection of ve...
I don’t know how I missed this, but I just spotted James‘ and Neil’s sponsored article on “Technology for Operational Decision Making”, which includes one or two references to Complex Event Processing and supporting concepts. Although one should refrain fr...
… was a full (if small) classroom at Ulm Universitat in S Germany this week, as part of BPM2009 - not normal CEP territory of course. Besides the TIBCO keynote (covering, of course,  the various synergies between event and rule processing in high-performance and dynamic BPM), the...
Sounds like an editor’s dream: iPhone, swine flu, and advanced IT all in the same article. Link courtesy of the ACM. “The application, “Outbreaks Near Me,” builds upon the mission and proven capability of HealthMap, an online resource that collects, filters, map...
[Our apologies if you receive duplicates of this posting]   RuleML-2009 3rd International Rule Challenge @ RuleML 2009 (Extended Submission Deadline, September 11 2009) co-located w...
More buzzword bingo, this time from ebizQ on their 29th Oct webinar hosted by Mani Chandy (CalTech) and Roy Schulte (Gartner) titled “Making SOA Better Through Continuous Analytics and Event Processing”. Looks like “continuous analytics” is yet another term for ...
IE just published an article on “4 Technologies That Are Reshaping Business Intelligence”, namely Predictive Analytics (see TIBCO S+ and Miner) Real-time monitoring (ergo Complex Event Processing, see TIBCO BusinessEvents) In-memory processing (see the above tools, and als...
A post on exploiting (in this case for air quality monitoring) the ultimate live sensor grid - the world’s cellphone population - reminded me of some discussions on CEP for social / community uses (as described by Prof Mani Chandy at the recent ISS09) and also some dicussions wit...
To liven up the International Summer School last week, the organisers arranged for a veritable bullfight between protagonists for the Stream Processing, Rule-based CEP and Processing-by-Subscription worlds, represented by Pascal Felber, TIBCO, and co-host Hans-Arno Jacobsen, moderated ...
A colleague asked for some comments on the terms “CEP” and “ESP” - and in particular why, if a customer already had a stream processing product, they might still need some alternative or non-stream technology for certain other event processing duties… 1. T...
Surprising to see a Forrester blog about their recent CEP Wave report on the importance of… “unrestricted developer downloads”. Is this topic really more interesting to their customers than CEP tool differentiators like… “multiple Event Processing Language...
Industry colleague Daniel Selman has blogged about an Italian hotel’s pricing error, naming his blog entry as a pun on the popular if slightly-old Barbara von Halle business rules book. Probably the person meant to validate the hotel room prices was on vacation. Another recent va...
… apparently, judging by the all-male attendance at this week’s CEP Summer School near Oslo, Norway. That must mean a lot of quiche left for those still consumed by mere static data processing… This morning saw the Introduction by co-host Prof Jacobsen (Univ of Toront...
… is the title for the replacement to (and presumed superset of) the Case Management OMG specification proposal, per this report from OMG task force co-chair Fred Cummins, albeit within the interesting context of advanced healthcare IT [*1]. Very relevant to the knowledge-driven...
James Taylor posted his views on what he terms “Application Development 2.0″ (although this should surely be version 4 at least: e.g. assembler -> 3GL -> model-driven -> event-driven). A few comments on his “wish list”, which of course closely aligns...
Philip Howard at Bloor penned an interesting piece last week on the Future of Data Mining, covering the IBM proposed takeover of SPSS and what it means for the data mining tool space. Philip commented “Tibco acquired Insightful last year following a previous acquisition of Spotfi...
Thanks to TIBCO’s Scott Vorthmann for updating me on the SCA-Assembly-Extensions-for-Event-Processing-and-Pub/Sub draft, which was reported on InfoQ a few months ago. This seems to be mostly an Oracle + IBM effort, and seemingly is occuring outside of OASIS, which seems strange i...
Yet Another Analyst report means that Forrester has joined Gartner, IDC, and Bloor (and possibly a few others) with coverage of, and comparisons between, CEP vendors. The Forrester CEP Wave for Q3 2009 was done by Mike Gualtieri and John Rymer who, whilst perhaps being new to the field...
The UK newspapers are currently covering the tragic case of a man who died after “contact” with a member of the UK police force during demonstrations at the G20 summit in April this year. Interestingly, the S+ folks have a customer in a US police force that decided to use S...
I always thought Rolando Hernandez had an excellent idea with his “BRE Family Tree” - and had at some point tried to persuade Prof Luckham to do something similar for the “CEP market”. I was reminded of this by Opher’s blog on CEP and EDA in the current Ga...
UK retailer Carphone Warehouse was in the news recently, announcing their transition to a TIBCO-based CRM system - in this case conventional workflows augmented by event- and rule-driven processes. This use case has a good write-up (via MWD) available from TIBCO’s web site: some ...
Waters Magazine has posted on their blog a video interview with TIBCO’s Robin Gilthorpe from earlier this month on the subject of TIBCO BusinessEvents‘ winning their “Best in Complex Event Processing Award”. Related posts:CEP and the American Business AwardsC...
Paul Barsch (from Teradata’s Marketing Department) recently posted a blog on the acceleration of decision-making speeds in business, which is likely a concern to all software companies that have grown up around, and are tied to, traditional data-driven business intelligence and r...
Colleague Saul Caganoff has posted some great diagrams explaining the relative values of CEP (i.e. for operational intelligence) and BI (i.e. for longer-term business intelligence) on his blog. Note the conclusion - they are really complementary. Indeed, I would go further and explain ...
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I had promised Prof David Luckham at the last EPTS meeting I would post some notes from a BCS event I attended a while back, given by the IT department of JET. The topic came up again in a response to Tim Bass’ Linkedin CEP blog where Tim implied the CERN LHC’s event proces...
Forrester’s James Kobelius made some interesting comments on the proposed buy-out of IDS Scheer - known for their high level process modeling tool Aris - by SoftwareAG. Such as: “What’s most exciting, and potentially differentiating, about the Software AG/IDS Scheer BI port...
… with the announcement that Oracle is now shipping, in Oracle 11g, an enhanced notification mechanism for its continuous query support. This has potential to replace the tedious notions of database triggers and polling mechanisms with a “registered query” that could ...